U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-GA, has reintroduced legislation that would reinstate sanctions that President Trump placed on the Iran-backed Houthis group and redesignate it as a foreign terrorist organization. In June 2021, the “Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act,” was one of two bills introduced by Clyde that were intended to “counter our nation’s most significant national security challenge in the Middle East — Iran.”

Clyde reintroduced the legislation after the USS Carney, a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer in the northern Red Sea, intercepted three missiles and several drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen. According to the Pentagon, these missiles were potentially heading toward targets in Israel. 

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